Oregon has opportunity to expand its exports and attract manufacturing from Japan and investors from China, say participants in a governor's trade mission that visited both countries.
Toyota Industries acquired Fairview-based forklift attachment manufacturer Cascade Corporation for $759 million.
Foster Farms Dairy is closing the Deluxe Ice Cream factory in Salem, resulting in about 100 layoffs.
Cascade Locks Mayor Lance Masters announced his support for a proposed $50 million Nestlé bottling plant in the town.
SolarWorld plans to spend $27 million on technical upgrades to its Hillsboro factory.